During testimony by University of Hawai'i President MRC Greenwood before the Senate committee on accountability this afternoon, it was suggested that Governor Neil Abercrombie offered advice regarding the UH athletic director position. The following statement by the Governor is in response to media inquiries about his meeting that was mentioned by President Greenwood.
"I stated very clearly to President Greenwood that my sole concern was for fairness and even-handedness. I based this concern as the Governor as well as an alumnus and supporter of the University of Hawai'i. I also stressed that any and all decisions made in the wake of the concert failure ensure that all responsible parties be held to account."